Boy in Singapore Compensated for Heart Attack Linked to Pfizer’s COVID Biologic

Boy in Singapore Compensated for Heart Attack Linked to Pfizer’s COVID Biologic

Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Aug. 16, 2021 that it had awarded S$225,000 (just over $165,000) to the family of a 16-year-old boy in Singapore who suffered a heart attack six days after receiving the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 biologic (also known as BNT162b2 or “Comirnaty” vaccine) on […]

Young Man in France Dies Nine Hours After Getting Pfizer COVID Shot

Young Man in France Dies Nine Hours After Getting Pfizer COVID Shot

A 22-year-old man in France died on July 26, 2021 nine hours after receiving the first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s experimental COVID-19 biologic (also known as BNT162b2 or “Comirnaty” vaccine). Maxime Beltra was vaccinated at about 2 pm in the southern French city of Sète and then went to a local restaurant with friends. At 10 […]

Pfizer Raises Sales Forecast for COVID-19 Biologic to $33.5 Billion in 2021

Pfizer Raises Sales Forecast for COVID-19 Biologic to $33.5 Billion in 2021

Pfizer, Inc. reported that the company sold $7.8 billion worth of their COVID-19 biologic BNT162b2 in the second quarter of this year raising the company’s 2021 sales forecast for the two-dose vaccine to $33.5 billion from the previously estimated $26 billion.1 The $7.8 billion from direct sales of the shot is split with its German […]

Coronavirus Spreading Among the Vaccinated in Highly Vaccinated Countries

Coronavirus Spreading Among the Vaccinated in Highly Vaccinated Countries

A recent study published by King’s College in London, which operates the ZOE COVID Study app to monitor COVID infection and vaccination rates, found that, as of July 15, 2021, there was an average of 15,537 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID-19 among partly or fully vaccinated people in the United Kingdom—an increase of 40 […]

Pfizer Plan for COVID Booster Shot Raises Safety Concerns

Pfizer Plan for COVID Booster Shot Raises Safety Concerns

Opinion | On July 8, 2021, Pfizer, Inc. announced it was developing a booster dose for its experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) BNT162b2 biologic for COVID-19. It said that it had observed waning immunity among people who received the standard two-dose regimen of the product. The company said it planned to begin clinical studies of the […]

13-Year-Old Boy in Michigan Dies Three Days After Getting COVID-19 Shot

13-Year-Old Boy in Michigan Dies Three Days After Getting COVID-19 Shot

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating the death of 13-year-old Jacob Clynick in Saginaw, Michigan on June 17, 2021, three days after receiving the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS), “The investigation as to whether there is a correlation […]

Highly Vaccinated Israel Has a Nagging Coronavirus Problem

Highly Vaccinated Israel Has a Nagging Coronavirus Problem

With 81 percent of Israel’s adult population (and nearly 59 percent of its overall population) fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the number of reported SARS-CoV-2 infections down to under 20 cases per day, the Israeli government lifted most COVID-19-related restrictions in the country on June 1, 2021. One of the main remaining restrictions was the […]

Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots Likely Linked to Inflammatory Heart Conditions Says CDC Advisory Committee

Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots Likely Linked to Inflammatory Heart Conditions Says CDC Advisory Committee

On June 23, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined that there is a “likely association” between reported cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart) following vaccination with experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) biologics for COVID-19 […]

Half of COVID Delta Variant Infections in Israel are in Vaccinated People

Half of COVID Delta Variant Infections in Israel are in Vaccinated People

Israel is currently experiencing a surge in the number of people testing positive for the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. On June 24, 2021, the country’s Ministry of Health announced that it had registered 227 new coronavirus cases—the highest daily increase since May. This compares to only 13 cases of the virus the previous […]

Italy Suspends AstraZeneca’s COVID Vaccine After Teen’s Brain Hemorrhage Death

Italy Suspends AstraZeneca’s COVID Vaccine After Teen’s Brain Hemorrhage Death

The government of Italy has suspended AstraZeneca/Oxford University’s experimental AZD1222 COVID-19 vaccine for people under 60 years of age in that country. The decision, announced on June 11, 2021, follows the recent death of 18-year-old Camilla Canepa, who died of a cerebral  due to a blood clot 16 days after receiving the first dose of […]